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No, you do not have to hire a contractor. Many homeowners do their own minor residential upgrades. However, if you do, please make sure your contractor has a City of Coalinga business license in addition to a State Contractor’s license. A final inspection cannot be scheduled until your contractor and all the sub-contractors used for your project have obtained a business license from the City. All commercial projects and HVAC work requires the use of a licensed contractor.
The following examples of work may not require a soil Investigation report:
A permit is required for:
The California Building Code requires a Building Permit for new construction, remodeling and tenant improvements for both commercial and residential projects; a mechanical permits for installation or replacement of mechanical equipment, such as furnaces, air conditioning units, hoods, boilers, etc.; an electrical permits for electrical equipment and electrical installations associated with other equipment, such as:
A plumbing permits for installation or replacement of plumbing fixtures such as sewer, water and gas lines, water heaters, sinks, water closets, etc.
If you are found performing construction work without the benefit of a building permit, a Building Inspector may stop the work in progress. Work cannot continue until a proper permit has been obtained. In these cases, permit fees are doubled. Work done without the benefit of inspections can pose a health and safety hazard and potentially make it harder to sell your home.
Contact the California Contractors State License Board at 800-321-CSLB for information. You can also find information by visiting the California Contractors State License Board website.
Plan review generally takes 10 business days for a 1st submittal and 5 business days for resubmittals.
Permit costs are based on the valuation of the work. The minimum cost for a permit is $5,419, which includes 1 inspection. The Building and Safety Division has fee schedules available for re-roofs, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical work.
A roof repair is 15% of the total roof area or less and does not require a permit. Any repair greater than 15% of the roof area requires a permit.
If your home has central heating and air and has 40 feet of ducts in the attic, then it must comply with the cool roof requirements. There are several way to accomplish this:
Yes. And yes. On February 3, 2018, the City adopted Ordinance Number 804 which provides for comprehensive regulations of both medical and adult use cannabis activities.
Permitted activities include:
Greenhouse cultivation is allowed, as long as the operation’s odors are not detectable and visible from the public right-of-way or an adjacent property. Greenhouse operations shall meet the all criteria for the zoning district it is located in.
Yes. Each residence is allowed up to a maximum limit of 6 mature plants for personal use cultivation, regardless of the number of residents, and regardless of the reason for cultivation (medical and/or adult use). All plants shall be grown indoors. See Section 5-15.03 for Coalinga Municipal Code (Regulations applicable to the personal cultivation of medical marijuana) for more specific locational and operational requirements.
The City allows several types of commercial cannabis activities in its Manufacturing and Business Light Industrial (MBL) zoning district. You can research the zoning of a specific parcel through the City’s GIS system, accessible at LINK.
The City does not have a limit on the number of cannabis permits a business can hold. However, a business that holds a testing license cannot hold any other cannabis licenses.
The City of Coalinga imposes the following cannabis business taxes on licensed cannabis businesses:
Yes. Cannabis operations shall comply with the distance separation requirements from schools as required by State law. In addition, a commercial cannabis operation shall not be located within 1,800 feet from any existing school or proposed school site as identified in the General Plan. Measurements shall be from property boundary to property boundary.
For purposes of this section, school means any public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12, inclusive, but does not include any private school in which education is primarily conducted in private homes.
The term “abut” shall mean as having property lines, street lines, or zoning district lines in common.
As a prerequisite, all prospective applicant will first need to schedule a pre-application meeting by contacting the Community Development Department at 559-935-1533, ext 143 where a full and comprehensive overview of the application process will be discussed.
All commercial cannabis activities require the submission of a regulatory permit and conditional use permit. You will submit a Conditional Use Permit application (PDF). Additional forms and applications for zoning (site plan review, environmental review, ect.), site and/or building modifications can be accessed through the Zoning Documents Folder.
You must submit application processing fees with the filing of the application. Look for Planning Fees in the Fee Schedule for the applicable processing fees for land use and development permits. Look for Building fees for Plan Check fees.
Examples of typical application processing fees associated with cannabis applications:
The review authority for the use permit (Planning Commission) may require conditions of approval to address impacts associated with the proposed use and must make the following findings to approve the permit:
Timeframes will vary from application to application, depending on the complexity of the proposal, site or environmental constraints, and the public process. Current average timeframes for cannabis applications are approximately 60 to 90 days depending on the status of owner/applicant backgrounds and the level of environmental determination.
All Cannabis Operators shall diligently pursue and obtain a state cannabis license as soon as possible in order to secure the applicable state license at the time of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
Yes. Multiple Cannabis Businesses may be approved on any one site or parcel if all of the proposed Cannabis Businesses and their co-location are authorized by both local and state law. Cannabis Operators issued permits for multiple license types at the same physical address shall maintain a clear separation between license types unless otherwise authorized by local and state law.
Local authorization for a Cannabis Business comes in the form of both an approved regulatory permit and land use permit. This would include the approval and issuance of a Cannabis zoning clearance through a Conditional Use Permit and regulatory clearance through the issuance of a regulatory permit. Local authorization is granted to the state only if the applicant name, site address, land use, and associated license type match our records exactly. Local authorization approves the land use; it is not a certificate of occupancy.
No. There are subsequent steps to complete prior to initiation of use. The land use clearance approves the use on the site subject to compliance with local and state regulations, conditions of approval, building and fire codes, and/or any necessary building or site improvements. Subsequent to the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit (PDF) the applicant’s Regulatory Permit must be approved by the Police Department including the issuance of applicable building permit(s) to confirm compliance with building and fire code occupancy standards, conditions of approval, and applicable Zoning Code requirements related to cannabis activities. In addition, all cannabis land use permits must be followed by the filing of a business license.
Yes. Cannabis licenses issued by the City of Coalinga are subject to annual renewal. A $382 renewal fee shall accompany the renewal application 30 days before the end of each calendar year.
Yes. The operation will be subject to random inspections by the City of Coalinga for compliance with all local and State cannabis regulations in accordance with the City’s monitoring and compliance program.
No. There are no undue concentration limits for cannabis activities on the City of Coalinga.
Yes, in accordance with the City’s arrangement to live scan cannabis employees, the live scan must be conducted at the Coalinga Police Department. Please contact the Police Department to schedule an appointment.
Regulations for the three State agencies that regulate cannabis can be found on our Cannabis Page, under State Regulations. Retail (storefront and non-storefront), distribution and testing are regulated by the Bureau of Cannabis Control; cultivation is regulated by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and manufacturing is regulated by the California Department of Public Health.
The Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act) states, Assets, and income of public officials which may be materially affected by their official actions should be disclosed and in appropriate circumstances, the officials should be disqualified from acting in order that conflicts of interest may be avoided. The Act further states, Public officials, whether elected or appointed, should perform their duties in an impartial manner, free from bias caused by their own financial interests or the financial interest of persons who have supported them.
Assets, and income of public officials which may be materially affected by their official actions should be disclosed and in appropriate circumstances, the officials should be disqualified from acting in order that conflicts of interest may be avoided.
Public officials, whether elected or appointed, should perform their duties in an impartial manner, free from bias caused by their own financial interests or the financial interest of persons who have supported them.
The Form 700 alerts public officials about their own economic interests and potential areas of conflict in relation to their duties and provides information to members of the public who may monitor official actions for any conflicts.
Any officer or employee of the City of Coalinga who holds a position designated in the Conflict of Interest Code is required to file a Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) to disclose information as required by the disclosure category. This includes members of boards and commissions, department heads and other designated employees.
Government Code Section 87200 filers include, but are not limited to:
If you are assuming office, you must file an Assuming Office Statement within 30 days of the date that you were sworn in or the first date that you began service, whichever is earlier. You must report financial interests that you had during the 12 months prior to the assuming office date. For example, a new Planning Commissioner with an assuming office date of September 5, 2013 must report financial interests that he or she held during the period of September 6, 2012 through September 5, 2013.
Any filer who assumes office between October 1, and December 31, and filed an Assuming Office Statement does not need to file an Annual Statement until the following annual April 1st deadline. For example, a newly appointed Planning Commissioner assumed office on October 15, 2013, and filed an Assuming Office Statement does not need to file an Annual Statement on April 1, 2014. Instead, the newly appointed Commissioner will not file an Annual Statement until April 1, 2015 which shall cover the period from October 16, 2013 through December 31, 2014.
If you are leaving office, you must file a Leaving Office Statement within 30 days of your leaving date. The filing period shall cover the day after the filing period of your last Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) through your leaving office date. For example, if you filed an Annual Statement covering the period from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 and left office on August 10, 2013, the filing period on your Leaving Office Statement would be January 1, 2013 through August 10, 2013.
Filers who moved from one designated position to another designated position, or those who have been re-elected, are not required to file a Leaving Office and Assuming Office Statement as long as there was not a break in service of 30 days or more. The filer shall simply continue to file Annual Statements.
In Coalinga all Form 700 filers shall file their Statements with the Deputy City Clerk, acting as the City’s Filing Officer. Original Form 700s for the following positions shall be forwarded to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) no later than April 1st of each year. Other designated filers covered under the City’s Conflict of Interest Code shall be filed and maintained in the office of the Deputy City Clerk.
Typical households do not require backflow prevention assemblies. Modern homes are designed in a fashion to inherently defend against backflow. Many of the appliances in your home are already designed with air gaps and other methods of backflow prevention. Most white collar business water demands also will not require a backflow, but restaurants for example likely will need a backflow prevention assembly. Industrial users will nearly always require protection due to typical needs of these facilities. If you would like to know more please contact the Public Utilities Coordinator.
Under normal circumstances, all backflow devices should not leak. However, nearly all of them are designed to leak if certain conditions exist. For example, a reduced pressure principle (RP) backflow device may leak intermittently. This would indicate pressure fluctuations on either side of the line, and to some degree is normal behavior. However, if your backflow is leaking continuously, then you likely have a fouled check valve inside the assembly itself. The solution may be as simple as cleaning the check valves, but new seals may be warranted.
Do not attempt to repair the device yourself. This must be done by a certified backflow tester. Tests must be performed to ensure that the device is placed back in appropriate working order.
If you have more questions, please call:
Larry Miller 935-1533 ext. 131
Only licensed professionals may test and work on backflow prevention assemblies. If you require testing or repair on a backflow prevention assembly, please contact a licensed backflow prevention assembly tester.
A backflow tester is an individual that has gone through rigorous training to be able to test and troubleshoot backflow prevention assemblies. The City of Coalinga recognizes certifications from both the American Water Works Association(AWWA) and American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA). A backflow tester should be able to show you his credentials should you ask for them. Be sure the tester you are hiring holds one of these two credentials. If they do not, the city will not recognize your test report as valid.
A water use survey is a full survey your facilities' points of water use to determine what level of backflow protection is required. Each water use will be evaluated for its degree of hazard. This process is to ensure the health and safety of the entire water distribution system.
All job openings are listed in the Employment Opportunities section of this website.
Employment applications may be obtained from City Hall, the Employment Opportunities section of the website, or by calling the Human Resources office and requesting to have one sent.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the employment application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
No. The employment application requires your signature to verify that the statements contained in the employment application or any other required material is true and correct and if employed by the City of Coalinga, falsification of the employment application may be cause for disqualification or termination from employment.
The City of Coalinga employment application requires applicants to list all job-related experience for the past fifteen years, including volunteer and military experience.
The employment application may be submitted via personal delivery or U.S. Postal mail. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
Yes, so long as the position was open for recruitment. Once the position closes, you will receive written notice in approximately 1 to 3 weeks. Your notice will advise you as to whether or not you are being considered for the position. However, if you apply for a position that is not open for recruitment, your employment application will be filed as unsolicited and you will not receive any type of acknowledgment it has been received.
No. We file your application with the specific position for which you have applied. However, we keep your application for that specific position for two years.
No. You must apply for each position separately.
The employment opportunities are updated as positions become available. We suggest that you check the website weekly for current opportunities.
Notify your supervisor immediately.
You can login to your Paychex E-Services account and submit your request online.
You must report all outside employment to your department head prior to the commencement of said employment. Written authorization from your department head and the City Manager is required.
Yes. You must contact the Human Resources office and schedule an appointment to view your personnel file.
Not necessarily. When an employee is required to use bi-lingual skills on a continuous basis outside of his/her normal and typical job duties, that employee shall be granted $50 a month for use of this skill. The City Manager shall determine the necessity of the use of bilingual skills and the Personnel Officer shall arrange for testing of employees interested in receiving bi-lingual pay prior to the granting of this amount. As information, this is a non-negotiated, management initiated policy and may be modified or withdrawn at any time solely at the discretion of management.
Bereavement leave with pay shall be granted to all regular and probationary employees upon the death of a family member. Family members are defined to include:
Such leave of absence is not to exceed three days, or five days if out-of-state travel is required except for non-clerical, non-exempt Fire Department employees. For these employees, bereavement leave shall be on a calendar day basis. However, an employee may use up to three days of accrued sick leave in accordance with this Section in addition to bereavement leave.
If you are going to be absent from work for a reason that you feel qualifies for leave under one of the previously acts, contact the Human Resources office.
Submit a written request for a leave of absence (LOA) to the Human Resources office. You will receive a written response informing you whether or not your LOA request was approved.
Any City employee who is a parent, guardian or grandparent having custody of one or more children in kindergarten or grades 1 through 12 or attending a licensed daycare facility shall be allowed up to forty hours each school year, not to exceed eight hours in any calendar month of the school year, without pay, to participate in activities of the school of their child. The employee must provide reasonable advance notice of the planned absence. The employee may be required to use vacation and or compensatory time off to cover the absence.
The City may require the employee to provide documentation from the school as verification that the employee participated in school activities on a specific date and at a particular time. If both parents, guardians or grandparents having custody work for the agency at the same work site, only the first parent requesting will be entitled to leave under this provision.
Employees may, in a calendar year, use up to one-half their annually accrued sick leave to attend to ill child, parent, or spouse.
If an employee does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote at a statewide election, the employee may take up to two hours off without loss of pay at the beginning or end of the regular working shift, whichever allows the most free time for voting and the least time off from the regular working shift, unless otherwise mutually agreed. Prior approval 48 hours before the leave for this time off by the employee’s supervisor is required.
Health insurance changes that do not constitute a qualifying event can only be made during annual open enrollment. We typically hold our open enrollment period sometime in late May through early June and any changes will take effect July 1.
There is no open enrollment period for the City's 457 deferred compensation plans. You can enroll or make changes at any time. Contact the Human Resources office.
The deadline for submitting an application, photo, and payment is April 15. Banners will be hung prior to Memorial Day and therefore, time for production and installation are required. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited.
To verify active military status, please visit the Department of Defense website and submit a copy of the verification page with your application. If a military veteran, please include a copy of the Veteran’s DD214. If you are unable to locate the DD214, you may apply for a copy by visiting the National Archives website.
An official military photo is required to be scanned and sent in electronically at 150 dpi at 100 %. If you are unsure how to accomplish this, please take the photo into a printing company and they can scan the photo for you at the required resolution. Hardcopy photos will not be accepted.
There are a limited number of pole locations. If there are less applications received than pole locations, the City may open the application process to those individuals in adjacent communities, if they would like to participate.
Yes, applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
Yes. The Military/Veteran Banner Program will be an annual Program. If you miss this year’s cycle, please apply next year.
Yes. After Veteran’s Day, all banners will be taken down, and applicants or honorees will be presented their banner at a future City Council meeting or scheduled event; location, time and date to be determined. If applicant is unable to attend scheduled presentation, the applicant may pick up the banner at City Hall.
The cost covers one 24” x 48” high quality, vinyl picture banner and streamer. This includes design, production, as well as installation of the banner. The hardware for mounting and display, are included at no cost. The hardware remains the property of the City of Coalinga. How do I pay for the banner? A check must be made out to: City of Coalinga and submitted with the application. The name of the honoree should be written on the check in the memo section.
Yes. The City of Coalinga will cover the cost of the banners for veterans killed in action. There is an annual cap of ten banners and applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
Natural gas has no detectable smell without additives.
Mercaptan is commonly used as an odorant. The smell is generally likened to rotten eggs.
Please be advised and remember the following should you smell gas:
Generally, gas meters are in alleyways.
The newer subdivisions have their gas meters located on the side of the home, such subdivisions include:
You may contact City Hall Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. City Hall may be reached by calling 935-1533.
Your concern will be handled promptly.
A pressure test is a safety precaution.
The city requires that your natural gas line hold 15 (psig)pounds per square inch gauge of air for 15 minutes. This is to ensure that a hazard to persons or property does not exist.
Natural gas lines that have been off for over a year or have been determined to have questionable integrity are subject to a pressure test. Additionally, all new services must pass a pressure test before being put into service.
Building setbacks vary by the property's zoning designation or by the plat map. You should call the Planning Division at 559-935-1533, ext.143 to verify your zoning and your required setback anytime construction is proposed.
You may obtain zoning information for specific parcels by contacting the Planning Division. The staff member will need a parcel number or site address to give you the information over the phone. You may also submit a Zoning Information Request online.
City records may reflect the dimensions of your lot, but not the precise location of the lot lines. It may be necessary to hire a surveyor to survey your lot to determine the exact location of your property lines as the city does not offer this service.
In residential areas, a carport may only be placed in front of a residence if it is attached to the residence. It must also meet the front yard building setback requirements for the area in which it is constructed.
A notice for a public hearing is a required notice sent by the city to property owners who are in the vicinity of a property where development or changes are proposed. Such notice invites public participation in the decision-making process. If you received a public hearing notice in the mail, you may contact the Planning Division for more information on the specific project.
The Planning Division is responsible for regulating the type, scale, and the design of land use that may be established at a given location. The zoning code, together with the official zoning map, establishes zones to regulate land use for compatibility with surrounding uses. Development standards are included for:
The Building and Safety Division is responsible for structural and life safety concerns in the construction, demolition or alteration of buildings including, but not limited to, matters such as electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems, energy conservation, and access for the disabled.
Contact the Planning Division and provide your parcel number or address. A city staff member will verify your current zoning and your General Plan designation. Both of these designations play a role in possible development and rezoning of your property. The Planning Division will inform you of your rezoning options.
A building permit application should include a plot plan drawn to scale. Information on the plot plan should include:
In order to develop a parcel, the property must comply with many development and zoning regulations. These regulations include accessibility and property dimensions. Other issues that may limit development include floodplain, oak trees, and other environmental issues. The Planning Division can verify this for you when you provide a property parcel number.
Each piece of property has a zoning designation and a General Plan (PDF) designation. These 2 documents, along with the Coalinga Zoning Code and subdivision regulations, govern how a property can be divided. The Planning Division will need a parcel number to answer your inquiry.
The initial step would be to find out from the Planning Division what the zoning designation of the particular property is to determine if the proposed business is allowed by code in that particular zone. And if so, if there are any particular regulations or permits required.
The Planning Commission is comprised of citizen volunteers whom are appointed by the City Council. The Planning Commission is a hearing body that makes decisions on matters relating to the development and use of land within the City of Coalinga.
The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at:City Hall155 W Durian StreetCoalinga, CA 93210
View agendas and minutes
Of course, we highly recommend a preliminary review of any business property or large-scale residential development. Most issues involving building location, setbacks, parking, storm water drainage, and other physical improvements to a property can be resolved with a preliminary review of your proposal.
If you wish to have the Planning Division conduct a preliminary review of a development plan, please contact the division to make an appointment with a member of our staff to review your concept.
No, however, due to limited staffing the planning division, it is highly recommended to contact Sean Brewer to schedule an appointment email Sean Brewer or by calling 559-935-153, ext. 143.
Typically, a storage shed must be located a minimum distance of 5 feet from the property line. If you live on a corner lot or if your property is subject to easements, the minimum distance could change. Another consideration is that each property is limited to the amount of additional square footage that may be constructed for accessory buildings. Please call the Planning Division to verify your zoning and your particular situation. Please refer to Coalinga Zoning Code Section 9-5.101.
A building setback is the required distance that a building must be located from a property line, edge of access easement, or other structures on the property.
The size of accessory structures allowed to be placed on a residential property varies upon the size of the property. Refer to the table on the Accessory Uses and Structures Section of the Coalinga Planning and Zoning Code (Section 9-53.101(d).
All residential units must provide 2 off-street parking spaces. If you would like to convert the garage into another room, you must demonstrate that you can meet this parking requirement. Parking on the driveway may be counted towards the replacement parking spaces if the driveway design and location meet the requirements.
The city recognizes the importance of using your home for business purposes. The city has set guidelines that regulate which type of businesses may operate from a home. These regulations help to ensure that home businesses do not impact the residential neighborhoods or change the character of the home.
To be sure your business complies with the home occupation ordinance and zoning code regulations, you will need to complete a Home Occupation Application Form (PDF) and have it approved by a member of the Planning Division. Home occupation allows minimum client/customer visits and does not allow employees, outside storage, or large deliveries of stock. The specific regulation is contained in Coalinga Zoning Code Section 9-5.113. A copy of this ordinance can be viewed online.
Yards are not required to have lawn or grass. Landscaping may include rock, gravel, artificial turf or other drought-tolerant materials. Yards may not be more than 50% solid surface material such as pavement, asphalt, or other concrete type materials.
A sign permit is required for all signs whether temporary or permanent. No sign may be erected or displayed without a permit. No sign shall be placed in the public right of way unless permitted as a temporary sign.
The maximum height of a solid fence, wall or hedge shall be as follows:
Your Assessor Parcel Number (APN) is a 14-digit number that is found on your tax bill or tax receipt. Each parcel of land has its own unique number that identifies the property's location within the county. If you have a physical address, the city can obtain your parcel number.
The following Information is needed
Schedule an appointment with Cpl. Andrew Diaz 559-935-1525 option #6.
Use our tip line at 559-935-1525 option #2 (Do not use this if you need immediate service)
Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office at (559) 600-8230
or visit their website: Sheriff's Civil Page
Working in public rights of way comes with standards set forth by the Public Works Department. The permitting process is to ensure that all work is done according to the City of Coalinga's standards.
All water used must be metered. Construction requirements are not exempt to this rule. Additionally, water use must be evaluated for the potential of a cross connection. Should the City of Coalinga deem is necessary, we will provide you with a back flow protection assembly to be used in conjunction with the meter.
Contact Public Works Dept. 935-1533 Ext. 150 leave description and cross streets.
On day sweeper is to be in your area it can be anytime between the hours of 6:00am and 4:30pm Refer to street sweeper route map for your area.
Contact Public Works Dept. at 935-1533 Ext 150 or after hours call P.D. dispatch at 935-1525
Contact Public Works Dept. at 935-1533 Ext. 150 or if after hours contact P.D. dispatch at 935-1525 to have public worker go out to determine if sewer blockage is on City Line or Customers. Staff is available 24 hrs. a day 7 days a week.
You may contact City Hall Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Your concern will be handled promptly.
After hours, you may call Police Dispatch 559-935-1525. Staff is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Property owner is responsible from there house to connection to main line.
We take our water quality very seriously. Should you experience these issues, please contact City Hall by calling 559-935-1533.
A representative will be sent to your home shortly.
It is our constant goal to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of water. Water quality is tested in house daily and outsourced weekly to independent labs to ensure that we are meeting or exceeding all Federal and State regulations.
The link to our water quality reports can be found here.
If you are experiencing water quality issues, you can fill out a complaint form here. Staff will be notified, and you should receive a response in short order.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Public Works Secretary.
1(559)935-1533 ext. 150
Though safe for drinking by humans, monochloramine, like chlorine, is toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms at levels used for drinking water. Fish hobbyists or home aquarium owners must neutralize or remove monochloramine from water used in aquariums or ponds.
As with chlorine, fish (including fresh and salt water fish), amphibians, and reptiles are harmed by monochloramine as it passes through the gills, directly entering their bloodstream.
Products are available at fish and pet supply stores to remove monochloramine from aquarium water including: treatment products (drops or tablets) that remove both ammonia and chlorine, or iological filters (for ammonia) and chemical agents (for chlorine).
Aquarium owners should routinely test their water for ammonia and chlorine concentrations. Test kits are available at pet shops and aquarium products suppliers.
Water hardness is measured as Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) in mg/l on a scale, as represented by the one below. Lower CaCO3 levels in water samples are considered soft, and water samples containing 251 mg/l of CaCO3 are too hard for domestic water use.
Our latest Consumer Confidence Report indicates that our water has 110 mg/l of CaCO3. This would qualify as being moderately hard water.
Contact City Hall at 935-1533 Monday-Thurs. 7:30am -5:30pm and after hours contact P.D. at 935-1525 Staff is available 24hrs. a day 7 days a week.
Backflow conditions can be a serious threat to water quality, for additional information please refer to the Backflow Standards page.